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1/17/13 8:04 A

tell yourself the truth

Margaret--Spring, TX
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1/15/13 12:14 P

Old me...which is young 25 year old me...I would tell her...

"Don't stop doing yoga! Never stop! Oh...and don't date those people you dated. They're losers."

OZARKMARY Posts: 7,385
1/14/13 11:57 A

It will be okay to be lighter, you will still be strong.

Mary, So Central MO Ozarks
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1/14/13 11:17 A

I love all your ideas guys! Very motivational!

Twig :3
OZIETWIN Posts: 680
1/14/13 11:10 A

Little changes add up to big results. Don't try to do everything at once

IMASAGE06 SparkPoints: (20,447)
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1/14/13 10:56 A

Such a cliche, but it really is a journey. Your entire life does not hang in the balance over artificial deadlines you set for yourself to lose weight. Just keep moving forward.

What would you do today if you knew you could not fail?
MARIHELEN SparkPoints: (74,833)
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1/14/13 10:29 A

Remember that it took you 100's of times to quit smoking to make it officially over - it may take 100's of times starting over each day to reach weight goals as well

BASKETLADY13 Posts: 301
1/14/13 9:21 A

If you're tired of starting over, stop quitting.

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
1/14/13 9:14 A

Vegetables are not "icky".
don't be afraid to try new things
Get off your butt and move

RUKIDDINGME123 SparkPoints: (37,102)
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1/14/13 8:58 A

It was only one piece of candy or one meal dont blow it for the rest of the day, week or month get back on the wagon now!


"Genes load the gun and lifestyle pulls the trigger"

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1/13/13 10:23 P

Don't throw in the towel if you have a bad day/week - pick yourself right up and KEEP GOING!

The first step is the hardest
CSROBERTSON621 SparkPoints: (118,371)
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1/13/13 7:04 P

Stop acting like you aren't worth the effort.

I spent a lot of years putting basically no effort at all into my appearance -- because I felt like I wasn't worth it. My current (and most successful) weight loss journey didn't start until a few months after I finally decided to start dressing well (and yes, there is a way to dress a very overweight body well!), taking care of things like my hair and makeup, and generally making sure that l looked put-together, not haphazard. The weight loss came later -- once I really started believing I was worth the effort for that, too.

Starting Weight: 268 lbs. (November 2010)
Quasi-Maintenance: 165 lbs. (June 2011)
Goal Weight: 150 lbs. (reached December 8, 2011)

Size 22W to Size 4

Currently maintaining within 5 lbs. (+ or -) of goal. I weigh daily, but also use a tape measure and the fit of my clothes to guage how well I'm doing.
SARAH_45 Posts: 395
1/13/13 6:56 P

I'd tell myself to get started losing weight sooner. I feel like I missed out on a lot of opportunities I would have had, had I realized then and just bit the bullet.

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1/13/13 5:45 P

don't get cocky. You do NOT have this beat, and you never will. As soon as you stop paying attention, you'll go flying off the cliff.

I can really relate to this one - I'm always trying to cut corners like not weighing stuff and it just ends in disaster!

Twig :3
BIERMA Posts: 836
1/13/13 3:02 P

The obstetrician said you'd have to pay the get moving and pay up!

Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
NAUSIKAA Posts: 4,848
1/13/13 2:47 P

Just one? emoticon

- don't give up, because eventually you'll try again, and you'll be really annoyed that you've slipped even further from your goal

- don't get cocky. You do NOT have this beat, and you never will. As soon as you stop paying attention, you'll go flying off the cliff.

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1/13/13 2:27 P

They are both such good pieces of advice, thanks for your input girls :)

Twig :3
MISSRUTH Posts: 4,094
1/13/13 1:40 P

I reckon I'd say, what are you waiting for? Waiting to start eating healthy... tomorrow... January 1st.. after that big party on Saturday? Waiting to start exercising til you "feel like it"? Waiting to work on getting healthy, til you have health problems?

Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone

Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think - Christopher Robin to Pooh
1/13/13 1:38 P

Enjoy being young. Life will get harder and you don't want to have any regrets. Love harder, laugh longer, and never forget to tell people how you feel about them.

One moment. One step. One day.
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1/13/13 1:20 P

Mine would be 'Don't give up now, think of how much you would regret it 3 months from now when you could have been closer to your goal'.

Or ' Don't reward yourself with food, you are not a dog'

Twig :3
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